How To Spring Clean Your Kitchen (And Your Diet)
We Spring clean pretty much everything in our lives – so why not extend it to the kitchen as well? The chances are that you have amassed a ton of unhealthy foods in your fridge, freezer and cupboards following the festive season. As the days become longer and warmer, it’s about time you start working on that summer body before it’s too late.
This is why we bring to you an article over at Huffington Post, which has some top tips on how to declutter your kitchen. Not only will you’ll have healthier food at hand, you’ll also feel much better about yourself in the long run:
1. Lighten Up The Fridge
Even with tons of frozen fruits and veggies in your freezer, you’ll want some fresh varieties as well. Aim for foods that will keep for several days in the fridge, such as apples, oranges, cauliflower and cabbage. Swap out creamy condiments like salad dressings, mayo and sour cream for mustards, Greek yogurt or olive oil with balsamic vinegar or lemon juice.
2. Clean Your Cupboard
There’s more to junk food than potato chips. Toss items packed with sugar, sodium and preservatives, such as pretzels and most granola bars and energy bars. Trade in high-sugar cereals — and keep in mind that even healthy-seeming choices like granola and gluten-free options can fall into this category — for oatmeal flavored with cinnamon and fruit.
3. Declutter Your Freezer
If you throw foods in the freezer and forget about them, it’s time to clear out the old build up. Get rid of all the items with ice crystals forming on the food or the packaging.
Remember that filling your kitchen with nutritious foods is the first step to healthy eating. In addition, ordering your storage areas in a manner which encourages you to reach for the healthy stuff first ensures the perfect start to the slimming season.
About Matt Lawson Matt Lawson is a UK based sports journalist who covers all the latest football (soccer) news and matches for the Press Association. A keen Newcastle United fan, Matt is usually found either watching or playing the beautiful game.